Will you be on the island of Mallorca at the end of July this year? Do you appreciate classical music? Then this could be of interest to you:
On Friday, July 28th, the acclaimed Balearic Symphony Orchestra will play on the terrace of the iconic 5-star Castillo Hotel Son Vida, which has spectacular views over the city of Palma and the bay beyond it. The concert will start at 9pm, five minutes before the sun sets at the end of another day on this beautiful Mediterranean island.
Concertgoers will be able to enjoy a welcome drink on the terrace before the concert, from 8.15pm – plenty of time to soak up the views…
All the ticket money goes to charity
Tickets for this grand charity concert cost 32 euros each and all the proceeds will be donated to the Natzaret Foundation on Mallorca, which accommodates boys and girls from families that are unable to look after their children.
The Japanese musician Joji Hattori was appointed as principal guest conductor and co-artistic director of the Balearic Symphony Orchestra in 2014 and will conduct a programme of compositions by Mendelssohn and Dvorak.
The globally renowned Hattori continues to work as associate guest conductor of the Vienna Chamber Orchestra and, in the past, has served as principal resident conductor of the Opera House in Erfurt, Germany. As a guest conductor, he has worked with orchestras including the Philharmonia in London, Slovakian Philharmonic, Wiener Symphoniker, and the Düsseldorfer Symphoniker. He has regularly conducted at the New National Theatre in Tokyo – Japan’s leading opera house.
4 facts you may not have known about Joji Hattori
- He started playing violin at the age of five and studied at the Vienna Academy of Music.
- In 1989 he won the International Yehudi Menuhin Violin Competition in England.
- He also studied social anthropology at Oxford University.
- He’s owned Shiki – a fine-dining Japanese restaurant in Vienna – since 2015.
To book your place(s) at what promises to be an unforgettable night, go to http://www.castillosonvidamallorca.com/concierto-benefico
©Jan Edwards 2017